Dräger PointGard 3700 Flammable Gas Detectors

Dräger PointGard 3700

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Dräger PointGard 3700

The Dräger PointGard 3700 is a complete 1-channel gas detection system for measuring combustible gases or vapours in ambient air. In its robust yet compact housing with IP66 protection class, you have all the necessary alarm equipment needed.


The PointGard 3700 is the optimal solution for all those who need a gas detection system but who do not want to go through the hassle of assembling all the necessary components. It contains the measuring function of a transmitter, the assessment function of a controller and the necessary alarm equipment, such as flashing lights and horn. The AC versions of the PointGard 3700 can be operated with the optional mains plug at any standard power outlet. For optimal positioning, the PointGard 3700 and sensor can be mounted separate from each other. This allows the PointGard 3700 with its alarm devices and display to be mounted at eye level, while the sensor can be placed as close as possible to the measurement location. The maximum cable length between PointGard 3700 and sensor is 30 m. TThe Dräger PIR 7000 sensor comes with our PointGard 3700, which is ideal for use in hazardous areas. In addition, appropriate accessories are available for use in pipes and ventilation shafts.

The Application

Use the PointGard 3700 where gas concentrations need to be monitored locally. A typical application is the measurement of flammable gases and vapours in unventilated or closed rooms. For this, the PointGard 3700 is installed outside the room at the entrance and the sensor in the room to be monitored. This way, you are informed about the gas concentration before entering the room. If the set alarm limits are exceeded, the PointGard warns you with its integrated alarm devices. It can also trigger automatic ventilation so that the concentration is lowered and the room can be entered again without danger.

The Measurement Technology

Inside the PointGard 3700, you will find the proven electronics of our Dräger Polytron 8700. Moreover, its sensor, our Dräger PIR 7000, has SIL2 capability and has been thoroughly tested for suitability. This infrared transmitter with double-compensated 4-beam optics is characterised by excellent measurement quality and extreme long-term stability. It detects contamination of the optical system and warns in good time before the measurement fails so that the operator can remove the contamination. The use of gas-specific absorption curves allows the target substance to be switched without subsequent recalibration. Depending on local conditions, the calibration interval can be up to one year. With this sensor, the PointGard 3700 is able to measure a wide range of explosive hydrocarbon gases and vapours in a range of 0 - 100 % LEL (lower explosion limit). The Dräger PIR 7000 allows continuous measurement under atmospheric conditions in a temperature range from -40 °C to +77 °C.

The Integrated Alarm Equipment

The PointGard 3700 includes visual and audible alarms. The bright and long-lasting flashing lights warn of danger from a distance in orange (pre-alarm) and red (main alarm). If a distinction is to be made between safe and unsafe conditions, there are combinations in green (safe) and red (unsafe) or green (safe) and blue (unsafe). The integrated horn has a sound pressure of 85-100 dB. It has been selected for industrial use in noisy environments. You can reduce the volume for less noisy environments, for example in the laboratory.

The Power Supply

The PointGard 3700 contains a 120 ... 230 VAC/ 24 VDC power supply. You can also order it with a power cable and country-specific plug as an option. If a local 24 VDC supply is already available, a variant without power supply unit is also available.

The Operability

The measured value, gas name and measuring unit are permanently shown on the display. If required, the concentration history of the last 15 minutes can also be shown. The display has a backlight in red or green to ensure readability even in poor lighting conditions. The colours are adjustable via a slide switch inside the device. Below the display are three status LEDs in green (ready), yellow (error) and red (alarm). All settings on the PointGard 3700 are made via a password-protected menu. The three-button control allows quick navigation through the menu items. Measuring range and alarm thresholds are already set to the usual values Ex Works. They can also be adjusted at any time.

The Interfaces

In addition to the integrated alarm means, the PointGard 3700 also has potential-free changeover relays. These allow additional automated switching measures. Relays are available for A1, A2 and faults. Moreover, an external switching contact, for example a fault contact of neighbouring machines, can be read in and thus the green light (safe status) on the PointGard 3700 can be switched off. For integration into higher-level systems (visualisation systems, data acquisition systems, PLCs, central gas warning systems), the analog 4-20 mA current interface according to NE 43 can be used. HART® communication allows you to synchronise settings with a connected Dräger REGARD 3000 or Dräger REGARD 7000. Furthermore, remote access is possible via HART® using Dräger PolySoft software or other HART® HHT.


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